Types of Injuries
Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyer
It is not uncommon for serious injuries to occur after a serious accident. Whether the injury was sustained in an automobile accident, an
aviation accident, a
drunk driving accident, a
medical malpractice, or an animal bite, the injury victim can be left with permanent, disfiguring injuries that will change the course of their life forever. If you or someone you love has sustained serious injuries in a preventable accident, we urge you to contact a personal injury attorney from McCoy & McCoy as soon as possible.
For every accident, there are a number of injuries that could be sustained, some of which might be quite debilitating. We understand that any injury, no matter how minor or severe, is cause for concern. This is particularly true when it was caused in an accident through no fault of your own. In such cases, legal action should be taken at once to right the wrongs that left you personally injured. At McCoy & McCoy, we are prepared to represent injury victims of all degrees, including but not limited to the following:
Injury victims that have lost one or more limbs may require invasive surgery, extensive rehabilitation, and even prosthetic devices. None of these are cheap, which is why we are here to help you recover compensation to pay for the expenses associated with such a life-altering injury.
When a doctor is entrusted with the responsibility of safely delivering a child, they are required to provide an adequate level of care to the mother and the infant. If they fail to take necessary action in a timely manner or if they utilize dangerous methods during delivery, the newborn may be born with an irreversible birth injury.
Brain / Spinal Cord Injuries
Injury to the brain or spinal cord will likely cause permanent and life-altering damages, as both are vital components in the central nervous system. If you were harmed in such a way then you could benefit from the legal services of an attorney who can help you recover compensation for this type of injury accident.
Whether from an explosion on a construction site or due to a motor vehicle accident, burn injuries can leave a victim permanently disfigured. Depending on the degree to which they were burned, one may even need to undergo reconstructive surgery and manage the effects of a weakened immune system. Many times, their life will never be the same again.
If your child suffers from cerebral palsy and it was the result of medical negligence in any way then you should not wait to take legal action. You and your child are rightfully owed compensation for the physical and mental damages incurred.
Neck injuries can be suffered in a slip and fall accident or a serious car accident, as this area of the body is susceptible to injury when it is whipped back and forth in a forceful manner. The damage can range from a case of whiplash to a severe spinal cord injury, but in either instance, the victim is at risk of developing chronic pain and even a permanent disability.
Most commonly, paralysis develops when a victim has sustained a serious amount of trauma to their spinal cord. Since this delicate area is a vital component in the central nervous system, when it is damaged, the brain has no way of communicating with the rest of the body. As such, one may experience either partial or complete loss of their motor functions.
Some injuries are so severe that the victim has little to no chance of making a full recovery. Whether they have suffered a traumatic brain injury or their spinal cord was damaged beyond repair, they will likely require consistent medical care for the rest of their life. Not only is this extremely costly, but it may also leave the victim with deep mental anguish and emotional pain and suffering.
Most commonly, a victim will suffer from severe scarring and permanent disfigurement after they have sustained a serious burn injury. Although there are ways to perform reconstructive surgery and/or skin grafts, the victim will likely never be the same. Intense scarring can also limit one's range of motion and cause feelings of extreme self-consciousness for the rest of the victim's life.
Whiplash is a non-scientific term that is used to describe a type of neck injury that is most commonly sustained in motor vehicle collisions. Since the neck is extremely delicate, when it is jolted forward and then back again, one may experience serious pain and stiffness for a period of time. Unfortunately, there is no proven method of treating this type of injury either.
Common Injuries Associated with Accidents
Accidents can calls all types of injuries such as amputation injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and soft tissue injuries as in the case of a dog bite or attack. Amputation refers to the removal of a body extremity by trauma, prolonged constriction of the affected body part, or surgery. Between 1988 and 1996, there were approximately 133, 735 amputations annually in the US. These types of injuries occur frequently after an auto accident, or a workplace accident.
A spinal cord injury typically occurs with a sudden blow that fractures or dislocates the vertebrae. For most spinal cord injuries, the majority of damage occurs when pieces of the vertebrae tear into cord tissue that presses down on the nerves that carries signals to the rest of the body. As a result, the victim becomes paralyzed below the level of the injury. These types of injuries commonly occur with falls, auto accidents, and workplace accidents.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the result of an external force traumatically injuring the brain. TBI is a major cause of death and disabilities, especially in small children and young adults. Causes typically include falls, auto accidents, and violence. For survivors, TBI can cause physical, cognitive, social, emotional and behavioral problems. The outcome can range from complete recovery to disability, or death.
There was an estimated 74.8 million dogs living in the US in 2007, which account for approximately 5 million dog bites per year, of those, approximately 800,000 require medical attention. Dog bites typically cause crushing-type wounds since the average dog can exert 200 pounds of pressure per a square inch. This extreme pressure can cause damage to the bones, vessels, tendons, muscle, and nerves. Furthermore, there are at least 64 species of bacteria found in the mouth of a canine, meaning they can cause a host of serious bacterial infections.
Recovering Damages for Your Injuries
Serious accidents can calls all types of injuries, even wrongful death. Serious injuries can cost the victim thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in medical bills, rehabilitative therapy, reconstruction surgery, and not to mention lost income and psychological trauma. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, a Connecticut personal injury attorney from our firm would like to help. We have extensive experience in aggressively pursuing ample compensation on behalf of our clients and we would like to help you obtain just compensation. To get started,
give us a call today.